Walter Szymanski

Friday May 28, 2021

Walter Szymanski

Crown Point


Walter Szymanski, 66, of Crown Point, IN, passed away at home after an eight-month illness on Friday, May 28, 2021. The eldest child of Walter and Violet Szymanski, Walter is survived by his sister Sandra (Michael Kelley); his brother Richard (Francine Vargo); his daughters Susan, Kathryn (Alex Philip), Elizabeth (Ernesto Vargas Aguilar); and his wife of 33 years, Cynthia Szymanski (Bauer).

Walter was a graduate of Lew Wallace, ‘72, and the University of Notre Dame, ’76.  A long-time business resident of Gary’s Glen Park neighborhood, he owned and operated Szymanski’s Northern Indiana Swimming Pool Company, and worked for many years with his father and uncles, brother, close relatives and friends.

An avid reader with a wonderful curiosity, Walt had a wide range of tastes and interests. He loved sharing music with his friends. He enjoyed hosting football tailgates and holiday parties. He cooked and liked a good bowl of hot soup. He spent free time outdoors and carried on his father’s tradition of treating family and friends to camping, canoeing, stargazing, and bird watching. His sense of humor and wit made him a joy to be around.

Walt will miss many things - he cherished his family, long-time friends, and loyal customers – these relationships remained close to him to the very end.

Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 2-6 PM at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Gary.

Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery on Tuesday, June 8.  Family and friends will line up at Rendina Funeral Home at 10 AM.



Sunday June 6, 2021
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rendina Funeral Home

5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, IN 46408 VIEW MAP

T 219-980-1141
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Tuesday June 8, 2021
10:00 AM
Rendina Funeral Home

5100 Cleveland Street Gary, Indiana 46408